You can't change what you are, Governor Jindal. I can't either. We must embrace our identities rather than asking people to look past them. If you ask people to respect -- not merely accept -- your Indian identity, perhaps we can build toward a Louisiana that isn't built off of racial prejudice.
I'm tired of white people telling me racism is no longer an issue. I'm tired of people of color being slighted by a system that doesn't work for them. Most of all, I'm tired of being tuned out -- by people of all colors.
As a Political Communications major and a political junkie, I've adjusted my expectations for debates. Debates do not help you decide who to vote for -- they reaffirm your belief in the candidate you've already chosen.
At the Louisiana State University Law Center, the silence on race is deafening. It is deafening because race is never really off the table. Students discuss race with members of their own racial group, but they rarely have interracial conversations on race. As a result, students never learn about other people's lives or experiences -- they never become culturally competent.
Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Arm...
Fracking companies claim that drilling, when done properly, is no threat to drinking water. But in late 2011, the EPA said fluids used to drill for natural gas most likely polluted an aquifer near Pavillion, Wyoming.
All too often journalists and content producers make assumptions that can land them in court, in jail, or worse, in their own countries or while on assignment elsewhere.
Music is transformative, but I didn't realize how much the blues could bring out the soul in a place I'd pegged as overly commercial.
Racism has proven to be a continuing and confounding reality in the story of America. Efforts such as this study help us realize that there is still much to learn and "fix" in American democracy.
The study, published last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, concludes that daily administration of THC in the animals slowed the spread of HIV in their stomachs, where the virus thrives.
What I mean is that on Valentine's Day, you can't go off of love or casual crushing alone. These days, you'd better have something prepared. There's plenty of fish in the sea for college dating, but don't let the pressure swallow you up.
Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.
It started with a tweet by Andrea Gallo, a Louisiana State University (LSU) student announcing the birth of her book. Naturally, curiosity got the b...
Phil is not just some redneck who got rich and made it on television. He's the rule here in Louisiana, not the exception.
After studying Louisiana poverty in university, I hold a different view, and I was ready to slay St. George before it could materialize. Admittedly, I did not know its context, but I saw this same dilemma play out across the state.
(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 9, 2013 edition.) North of New Orleans, ambitious drilling plans in the Tuscaloosa ...